Civil Services Exam 2014 Pattern | Syllabus

Civil Services Exam 2014 Pattern and UPSC Civil Services Syllabus 2014 provided for aspiring candidates. Civil Services Exams are conducted by UPSC (Union Public Service Commission) for various Services.UPSC Civil Services Notification published in employment news for 1291 number of vacancies. Getting knowledge on Civil Services Exam Pattern is half done as part of your preparation. Civil Services Exam 2014 Pattern consists of the Pattern for both Civil Services Preliminary and Civil Services Mains examination. Interested and candidates who applied for UPSC Civil Services Exam are requested to note down Civil Services Exam 2014 Pattern  and UPSC Civil Services Syllabus 2014 provided below.

Civil Services Exam 2014 Pattern

Civil Services Selection Process:

A).Preliminary Examination – Which is only Screening Test only

Type: Objective Type (Multiple Choice Questions)

B).Mains Examination:

i).Written Test

Type: Conventional Type


Civil Services Exam 2014 Pattern:

I. Preliminary Examination:

There are TWO papers of Objective type carries 200 Marks each

PAPER – I: 200 Marks (2 hours duration)

1).Current Events of National and International Importance

2).History of India and Indian National Movement

3).Indian and World Geography (Physical, Social, Economic Geography of India and the World.

4).Indian Polity and Governance (Constitution, Political System,Panchayati Raj, Public Policy, Right Issues and more)

5).Economic and Social Development (Sustainable Development, Poverty, Inclusion, Demographics, Social Sector initiatives and more)

6).General Issues on Environmental Ecology, Biodiversity and Climate Change – that do not require subject specialisation

7).General Science

PAPER – II: 200 Marks (2 hours duration)


2).Interpersonal Skills including communication skills

3).Logical Reasoning and Analytical Ability

4).Decision-Making and Problem-Solving

5).General Mental Ability

6).Basic Numeracy (Numbers and their relations, Orders of Magnitude, etc) (Class X level), Data Interpretation (Charts, Graphs, Tables, Data Sufficiency etc-Class X Level)

7).English Language Comprehension Skills (Class X Level)

II.Mains Examination

Paper A: (300 Marks)

One of the Indian Language to be selected by the Candidate from the languages included in the Eighth Schedule to the Constitution

Paper B: (300 Marks)


Papers to be counted for Merit:


Essay – 250 Marks


General Studies-I (Indian Heritage and Culture, History and Geography of the World and Society) – 250 Marks


General Studies-II (Governance, Constitution, Polity, Social Justice and International Relations)-250 Marks


General Studies-III (Technology, Economic Development, Biodiversity, Environment, Security, and Disaster Management) – 250 Marks


General Studies-IV (Ethics, Integrity and Aptitude) – 250 Marks


Optional Subject – Paper I – 250 Marks


Optional Subject – Paper II – 250 Marks

Marks Allotted:

For Written Test – 1750 Marks

For Interview – 275 Marks

Total Marks – 2025 Marks

Note: Candidates can choose any one of the Optional Subject from amongst the list provided below

List of Optional Subjects for Mains Examination:


2).Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Science




6).Civil Engineering

7).Commerce and Accountancy


9).Electrical Engineering







16).Mechanical Engineering

17).Medical Science



20).Political Science and International Relations


22).Public Administration




26).Literature of any one of the following Languages:

Assamese,Bengali,Bodo,Dogri,Gujarati,Hindi,Kannada,Kashmiri,Konkani,Maithili,Malayalam,Manipuri,Marathi,Nepali,Oriya,Punjabi,Sanskrit,Santhali,Sindhi,Tamil,Urdu and English

Click here for UPSC Civil Services Notification

Note: Candidates are advised to first concentrate on PRELIMINARY Exam. Preliminary Exam is the Screening and eligibility test to enter in to Mains Examination. The Syllabus for above Optional subjects (part of Mains exam) given in the above attached official Notification.

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